Definitely. This front office has done the churn and burn with quite a few relievers, so it wouldn't surprise me. Sooner or later, though, I'd love to see them give someone a bit more of a leash. They already have six guys who've been given less than three appearances before being sent back down this year. Not saying Eades is necessarily the guy to give that leash to, but sooner or later it would be nice to see someone get the opportunity to settle in.
You never know until you hand them the ball.
The Twins have to simultaneously look for acquisitions and players from their own system because it's important. They can't just plan for future acquisitions to fill up the bullpen, they need to find guys in their own system as well because we don't know who will get hurt in September and be out for the playoffs.
They can't Mike Morin their way through the bullpen anymore. Mike has thrown 11 primarily non-stress innings and he has 0.64 WHIP. Yet, he goes from pitching in the Tampa Bay 14-3 loss to last night without throwing a pitch.
You either trust Morin or you don't. If you don't... Move on. If you are not sure about Morin... Find out. If you trust him... use him.
If Eades is coming to join us and he is... He must be auditioned fairly.
This is critical because if we lose a couple arms out of the rotation... the spotlight on the bullpen is going to be bright... and I mean very bright. They can't predict the trade market, they can be hopeful but they can't predict it.
Playoffs are coming... Get prepared for it... Don't burn roster spots with placeholders. They have built depth with the position players... now they must turn their attention to assembling depth on the pitching mound.
If Eades can help... get out of the way and let him.
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